At St. Johns Vein Center, sclerotherapy vein treatments come in 3 forms:
Ultrasound, Liquid, and Foam – Visual sclerotherapy refers to injection of surface veins that are visible to the naked eye. Some veins that need to be treated are below the surface of the skin and cannot be injected safely without the aid of ultrasound imaging assistance. The majority of sclerotherapy techniques use a liquid formulation unless the vein is unresponsive in which case they would use the foam alternative.
an advanced treatment (used mostly for larger varicose veins) that harnesses heat energy to shut down the diseased vein.
Is the removal of large unsightly varicose veins at the surface of the skin. The area surrounding the varicose vein clusters is flooded with anesthetic fluid. A needle is then used to make a puncture next to the varicose vein and a small hook is inserted for removal of the diseased vein. The punctures typically leave very minimal scarring.